Clare Mount Key Stage 3 students do us proud in County Cricket Finals against Key Stage 4 and 5
It was a bit like land of the giants for our young squad who attended the Cheshire Cricket Tournament playing against Oaklands, Greenbank and Hebden Green schools.
In the first game we faced a good Oaklands side who took plenty of our wickets and even though we scored more runs we lost the game due to losing more wickets. Oaklands played in a fantastic spirit throughout. Some excellent bowling from Philip and Dennis was the highlight of this fixture.
In the second game some of the Greenbank side were 6 or 7 years older and physically stronger than our boys who competed really well but lost despite some brilliant batting from all the boys. We were exceptionally pleased with the boys as their opposition were much older and more experienced in this game. Some big hits from Reeve, James and Kieran helped us to be very competitive in this fixture
In the last game against Hebden Green the boys really hit their straps and scored lots of runs with Jack hitting lots of 6s and then they fielded excellently and won the game to finish in excellent style. "Champagne" Sam with his trademark sweep shot, Jack's excellent all round display and Frankie's excellent bowling and attitude personified the team's efforts in this game.
I am as proud as always with Reeve, James, Kieran, Dennis, Philip, Sam, Frankie and Jack Who all played amazingly against much older players. These boys will be doing the school proud in all cricketing events for many years to come and were a credit to their various Form Teachers and Heads of Year. This is a tough competition made tougher by us being by far the youngest side. When these boys mature we will be exceptionally tough to beat in this format